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Today's News

  • County girls basketball action, volleyball awards for Gadsden girls

    MUNROE
    Grace Christian 56     Munroe 41
    The Lady Cats dropped a non-district contest to visiting Grace Christian Academy of Bainbridge last Monday.  Junior guard Jeri Sloan led the way scoring with 21 points.  Sloan also sank five three-pointers for the 2nd game in a row.  Karleebeth Perkins led defensively with 11 rebounds and Maddey Pappadakis finished with four steals.
    FAMU   90           
    Munroe 13

  • Quincy Commission hires new attorney

    City commissioners in Quincy approved a contract for the city’s new attorney at their Nov. 25 meeting.

  • Gathering with gratitude for Thanksgiving feast

    It took 18 turkeys roasted or smoked, eight hams, 75 pounds of sweet potatoes, 12 pounds of macaroni, 32 cups of uncooked rice, 20 bunches of greens, 8 gallons of green beans, 30 pounds of apples, 35 pounds of cornmeal for corn bread dressing, 350 rolls, dozens of desserts and a host of helping hands to put out this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner at Christ Town
    Ministries.
    Organizers reported more than 300 diners came — and some had meals delivered, such as some members of law enforcement and other emergency responders on duty Thanksgiving Day.

  • Lighting up the season
  • BOCC at odds on economic development

    After nearly an hour of debate on the topic, the Board of County Commissioners decided Tuesday night to postpone voting on how to allocate $240,000 dedicated to economic development until their Dec. 16 commission
    meeting.

  • Praise the Lord! Nov. 27, 2014

    Watch
    Night Service 2014
    The St Thomas MB Church of Fowlstown, Ga., would like to cordially invite the community to the annual Watch Night Service at 10 p.m.  Wednesday, Dec. 31. The speaker for this occasion will be the Rev. Dale Harrison, pastor of Hickory Hill PB Church in Tallahassee.  Please come out and celebrate.  Breakfast will be served.
    Assembling
     in Tallahassee

  • Local retailers look for steady sales, not Black Friday frenzy

    While a number of big box retailers statewide and nationwide are revving up for a big Black Friday boost to holiday sales,  a number of local retailers expect mor modest success.
    According to a Florida Retail Federation press release, the group’s annual shopping forecast has predicted a 5 percent increase in sales for Florida retailers this holiday shopping season — a figure that outpaces this year’s national forecast, which calls for a 4.1 percent uptick over the past year.

  • Holt to chair BOCC

    Commissioner Brenda Holt is the new chairperson for The Gadsden County Commission after a unanimous vote from the commissioners. Commissioner Eric Hinson is the vice-chair after a 3-2 vote and Commissioner Sherrie Taylor, who was nominated for both positions, declined the chair nomination and lost the vote for vice-chair.
    The county approved a plan for state aid that could bring the library system approximated $486,000, according to the agenda request. The exact total of aid received is based largely upon how much the county spends on its
    library system.

  • Time to celebrate!

    Havana Middle School students were rewarded with an outdoor festival celebration this past Thursday for earning an “A” rating last school year.
    Principal Delshuana Jackson said the celebration was primarily to congratulate seventh- and eighth-graders for earning the “A” rating, but also served to inspire sixth-graders to do well this year. She also said the school improved from its previous “C” rating by embracing a culture of excellence and constantly motivating students
    and teachers.

  • Mixed results for girls at the hoop

    East Gadsden
    The East Gadsden girls basketball team picked up two more wins this past week with both being blowouts and both propelling the team to 6-0 on the season.
    EAST GADSDEN 83 WEST GADSDEN 27
    The Jaguars blasted the Panthers, scoring 37 points in the first quarter and leading 63-22 at the half.  Three players were in double figures and were led by Deondra Harris’ 25 points followed by Shanecia Bethea’ s 17 points and Keyaria James with 12 points.
    West Gadsden’s Shakia Gilcrease scored 14 points for the Panthers.